A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt: Guests-Vivian Kirkfield and Jeremy

Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)

Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)

It’s an exciting day for A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt. We have our first guest collaborators

A Grandmother & A Grandson!

Yes, Vivian Kirkfield and her grandson, Jeremy, have a sweet treat for us today.

Just in case you haven’t visited our series before, let me tell you a little about A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt. My great nephew, Landon (a fifth-grader) and I (the great aunt) collaborate. I write a poem which he illustrates. We started this collaboration last fall and have had so much fun with it that we decided to invite others along. Landon and I will continue to have a new episode on the second Friday of each month. The other Fridays are filling up quickly with guests.

If you would like to visit past episodes, I have all the links at the bottom of this post.

Now presenting Vivian and Jeremy with . . .
The Best Dessert

The Poem

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The Picture
Jeremy's art

Art by Jeremy

Here is the artist hard at work.

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It looks like our author and illustrator collaborate in other ways, too 🙂

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Thank you for being our guests, Vivian and Jeremy. And thanks to our readers for following this series. You can learn more about Vivian below. See you next time!

Meet Vivian: How do you find your bliss? By following your passion! Former kindergarten teacher, Vivian Kirkfield, is doing just that! When she isn’t scribbling stories, Vivian is hiking and fly-fishing with her hubby, reading, crafting and cooking with kids and sharing self-esteem and literacy tips with parents and teachers. Although she is not a fan of heights and was always a rather timid child, Vivian is constantly taking leaps of faith. She self-published Show Me How! Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem Through Reading, Crafting and Cooking, went skydiving with her son, flew half-way around the globe to speak at the 2013AFCC/SCBWI conference in Singapore and is amassing a respectable pile of submission-ready picture book manuscripts. To learn more about her mission to help every child become a lover of books and reading, you can follow her on Twitter, connect with her on Facebook, like her Show Me How page on Facebook, visit her blog at Picture Books Help Kids Soar or contact her by email.

Tara Smith has the Poetry Friday Roundup today at A Teaching Life. Be sure to head on over to enjoy more poetry.

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Links to past episodes.

Episode 1: An Adventuresome Moose
Episode 2: Robot Repair
Episode 3: OUCH!
Episode 4: Frolicking Foliage
Episode 5: Trick-or-Treats
Episode 6: Peach Pie
Episode 7: Leftover Turkey
Episode 8: Crumbled
Episode 9: Signed: Mr. Hare

A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt Episode 9-Poetry Friday

Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)

Ants may rule the hill, but they don’t rule here! Art by Landon (Click to Enlarge)

Welcome to Episode 9 in our series where I, the great Aunt, team up with Landon, the great nephew, to bring you, our great readers, a-picture-with-a-poem sort of thing. In each episode, I write a poem and Landon illustrates my poem. If you missed previous episodes, you can view them by clicking below.

Episode 1: An Adventuresome Moose
Episode 2: Robot Repair
Episode 3: OUCH!
Episode 4: Frolicking Foliage
Episode 5: Trick-or-Treats
Episode 6: Peach Pie
Episode 7: Leftover Turkey
Episode 8: Crumbled

Before I post our poem and picture for today, I want to make an announcement:

Landon and I have had so much fun collaborating that we want to include other collaborators. Landon and I will still be here the 2nd Friday of every month, but starting January 23rd we will have guests participating in our series, too. Our guest collaborators will continue the picture-with-a-poem thing. This is an exciting addition and I know you’re all going to enjoy it. Our first guests will be Vivian Kirkfield and her grandson, Jeremy. I can’t wait to see what they share.

Now . . .

Episode 9:
Signed: Mr. Hare

The Poem

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The Picture
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Art by Landon

Enjoy more poetry with Tabatha Yeatts at her blog, The Opposite of Indifference, where she has the Poetry Friday Roundup.

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Thanks so much for joining us today. We look forward to seeing you back when Vivian and Jeremy visit the blog January 23rd.